Proposed Reading Course: Topics in Economic History
links for 2007-08-30

For Students Who Have Not Taken PE 100...

As many people have pointed out, it is profoundly silly for me to have designed my syllabus for PE 101 assuming that people had taken PE 100 beforehand, when two-thirds of the class has not. Students who haven't taken PE 100 and want to get an idea of what they are missing should read:

Robert Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers
Raymond Aron, Main Currents in Sociological Thought I: Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, Tocqueville, and the Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848

And perhaps:

Raymond Aron, _Main Currents in Sociological Thought II: Durkheim, Pareto, Weber